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    Alatini Malu
    Alatini Malu

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Torrance, CA

    High School:
    Torrance

    Last College:
    Long Beach CC

    Height / Weight:
    6-4 / 330

    Position:
    OG

    2007: Malu was a key backup offensive guard and played on special teams as a senior in 2007. He appeared in all 13 games and even started twice (Washington State and Notre Dame).

    2006: Malu was a backup at right offensive guard as a junior in 2006. He even started the Washington game for an injured Chilo Rachal and did a commendable job. He appeared in all 13 games in 2006 on special teams and, besides his starting assignment, he also saw brief action at guard in 7 other contests (Arkansas, Arizona, Arizona State, Stanford, Oregon, Notre Dame, Michigan) besides his starting assignment.

    2005: Malu was a backup offensive guard as a sophomore in 2005 (he was also available at tackle). He appeared briefly in 9 games (all but Oregon, Arizona State, Notre Dame and Texas) on the line and on special teams.

    2004: Malu, who enrolled at USC in the spring of 2004 after transferring from a junior college, redshirted as a sophomore offensive guard in 2004. He was slowed early in the season after having an appendectomy in 2004 fall practice, then he broke a finger prior to the California game.

    JUNIOR COLLEGE: He made the 2003 All-Mission Conference first team as a freshman offensive lineman at Long Beach (Calif.) City College. He originally signed with Cal State Northridge and was set to play there following his return from a 2-year Mormon mission in Austrailia, but the Matador program disbanded while he was serving his mission, so he enrolled at Long Beach City.

    HIGH SCHOOL: He prepped at Torrance (Calif.) High, where as a senior offensive lineman in 1998 he did not allow a sack and was a Super Prep All-Farwest, All-CIF Division X, South Bay Daily Breeze All-South Bay second team and All-Ocean League first team honoree.

    PERSONAL: He's a sociology major at USC. His nickname is "Tiny."